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    Ethical Loyalties, Civic Virtue and the Circumstances of Politics.Russell Bentley & David Owen - 2001 - Philosophical Explorations 4 (3):223 – 239.
    This article addresses the question of how, if at all, citizens can sustain an effective sense of political belonging without sacrificing other sources of ethical identity. We begin with a critical analysis of Rousseau's classic considerations of politics and religion, which concludes that membership of a sub-political ethical community is incompatible with an effective sense of political belonging.This critique leads us to a consideration of the basic character of contemporary constitutional-democratic polities (drawing on the work of James Tully) and of (...)
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    Review Article — On Reading Plato: Methods, Controversies and Interpretations.Russell Bentley - 1998 - Polis: The Journal for Ancient Greek Political Thought 15 (1-2):122-137.
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    On Plato’s Phaedrus: Politics Beyond the City Walls.Russell Bentley - 2005 - Polis: The Journal for Ancient Greek Political Thought 22 (2):230-248.
    This paper presents a political reading of the Phaedrus. It is argued that the dialogue’s speeches on love describe types of political leadership and that, using the Socratic account of the statesman as someone who promotes moral improvement, political relations are not bound by institutions. Political relations become those in which one person affects the moral development of another and, thus, political ‘space’ is between people, not in specific locations. As a result, this new kind of forum must affect the (...)
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